Mayor Turner Kicks Off Neighborhood Complete Communities Meetings

Mark your calendars! Join Mayor Sylvester Turner, City staff and community representatives to kick off Complete Communities meetings in Alief, Fort Bend Houston, Kashmere Gardens, Magnolia Park – Manchester, and Sunnyside.

Mayor Turner envisions a city where every citizen has the opportunity to thrive where they live. To facilitate this vision, the Complete Communities initiative aims to improve neighborhoods so that all of Houston's residents and business owners can have access to quality services and amenities. Alief, Fort Bend Houston, Kashmere Gardens, Magnolia Park – Manchester, and Sunnyside are the second round of neighborhoods selected under this initiative.

Attend your neighborhood meeting to share the vision of what you want to see in your community! Your input and plans will help define what makes your neighborhood a Complete Community.

Neighborhood Date/ Time Location
Alief
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Elisk Ninth Grade Center 6767 S. Dairy Ashford Street Houston, Tx 77072
location
Fort Bend Houston
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Willowridge High School 16301 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77053
location
Kashmere Gardens
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Kashmere Gardens Multi-Service Center 4802 Lockwood Dr, Houston, TX 77026
location
Magnolia Park – Manchester
Thursday, November 7, 2019
TBA
Sunnyside
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Worthing High School 9215 Scott St, Houston, TX 77051 Houston Tx, 770151
location

Complete Communities

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Complete Communities is about improving neighborhoods so that all of Houston’s residents and business owners can have access to quality services and amenities. It’s about working closely with the residents of communities that haven’t reached their full potential, understanding their strengths and opportunities, and collaborating with partners across the city to strengthen them. While working to improve these communities, we must also work to ensure existing residents can stay in homes that remain affordable.

Phase 2 Communities Announced!

Mayor Turner On Thursday, June 20, 2019, Mayor Turner announced that five new neighborhoods are added to the Complete Communities initiative! These are Alief, Kashmere Gardens, Fort Bend Houston, Magnolia Park - Manchester, and Sunnyside. The City will work in a concentrated manner with stakeholders in each area and partners across Houston to create more complete neighborhoods with enhanced access to quality affordable homes, jobs, well-maintained parks and greenspace, improved streets and sidewalks, grocery stores and other retail, good schools and transit options. The work in these neighborhoods will help develop solutions that are transferable to other communities in Houston creating One Complete City.

The first step is to begin public engagement process to guide community residents, business owners, non-profits, faith-based organizations, schools and others to develop an Action Plan identifying gaps and opportunities in each area. City departments and outside partners will then work together to implement strategies identified in the Action Plan that will lead each area to transformational change.

Click the images below to learn more about:

Alief

Alief is a large ethnically diverse community on Houston’s far southwest side of Beltway 8.

Fort Bend Houston

Fort Bend Houston Super Neighborhood is located far South, Southwest Houston and is generally located between the South Sam Houston Tollway/Beltway 8 and McHard Road, and between Hiram Clark Rd Fondren.

Kashmere Gardens

Kashmere Gardens is a historically African-American neighborhood in the northern 610 loop area in Houston, Texas. The area is by Loop 610 (N. Loop E.)/Kelley Street to the north, Collingsworth and Liberty to the south, a rail corridor to the west, and another rail corridor to the east.

Magnolia Park - Manchester

Magnolia Park - Manchester Super Neighborhood is located west of I-610, East Loop Freeway, and south of Buffalo Bayou. Magnolia Park - Manchester was laid out in 1890 on Harrisburg Road across Bray's Bayou from Harrisburg and seven miles downstream from Houston.

Sunnyside

Sunnyside SN #71 is bound by IH 610 on the north, Sims Bayou on the south, Martin Luther King Blvd on the east and Hwy 288 on the west. The area is within Council District D.


The 10 Complete Communities

Each of the 10 Complete Communities are diverse neighborhoods with various conditions and individual challenges. No two communities are the same. Common elements between them are that they are all historically under-resourced, each has a base level of community involvement and support, they have diverse populations, and each has its own unique look and feel.

Complete Communities Map


To learn more about each of the Complete Communities, contacts, dedicated staff and planning process, visit each site linked below.


Program Structure and Timing

Each of these Complete Communities neighborhoods has unique needs and their own goals that they would like to achieve. So, the City engages residents in each neighborhood to understand their vision and partner with the local community to support their efforts to achieve their goals. If planning efforts are already underway or completed, the City will look for ways to help implement those plans. Some areas have already had the benefit of significant neighborhood planning efforts, often by non-profit community development partners. For those communities where planning efforts are already underway or completed, the City will look for ways to support implementation of those plans. For areas without previous neighborhood planning efforts, the City will conduct a 6 to 9-month community engagement process to help local residents and businesses identify improvements to strengthen these communities. After completing these plans, The City will ask the local community and other organizations to be our partner in turning the plans into reality.

The timeline in each of the Phase 2 communities for each step is outlined below. For details by neighborhood, visit the community’s page.

Timeline


Complete Communities Advisory Committee

An advisory committee serve as a sounding board, ambassadors for the effort, and links to residents and businesses in the selected neighborhoods. The committee is comprised of 26 community leaders and advocates that have a balanced perspective ranging from city-wide to neighborhood specific involvement. Click to view the list of Complete Communities Advisory Committee members.

Complete Communities Advisory Committee (.pdf)




Videos


Quality of Life Committee on June 28, 2017 View here


"Viva Houston" 4/23/17 Segment 1 View here


Press Conference: "Complete Communities Intiative" View here


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